International Conference on Bio-based Materials: Bio-based Building Blocks and Platform Chemicals

++ almost 70 participants registered ++ programme online ++ Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2017" ++ already 17 exhibitors ++

The 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials will take place on 10-11 May 2017 in Cologne, Germany. One of the biggest events in Europe: 250 are participants expected!
The bioeconomy is developing well. Most investments are going to the core of the bioeconomy: bio-based building blocks and platform chemicals. The capacities show a double-digit annual growth. Based on this, new building blocks, new bio-based polymers, coatings, surfactants and other materials will follow.

“We are happy to welcome ten representatives of the worldwide leading companies in bio-based building blocks and platform chemicals as speakers at the conference in Cologne – a unique opportunity for the participants to meet the pioneers in the field in one place”, says Michael Carus, Managing Director of organizer nova-Institute. In addition the latest market data and policy trends will be presented at the conference by international experts.

On the second day of the conference, the session „Bio-based Building Blocks and Platform Chemicals“ will be in the centre of the conference: Ten leading pioneers of the bio-based economy, from start-up and SME to multinational companies, will present and discuss their latest developments. For example on 5-HMF, succinic acid, levulinic acids, PEF, polysaccharides, wood-based chemicals and even insects for the production of chemicals and materials.

Pure innovation - you should not miss it!

Please find in the following the speakers with their topics:

Bio-based Building Blocks and Platform Chemicals

Matti Heikkilä, 
MetGen, FI
Industrial Enzymes for Cellulosic Sugars and Beyond - the Power and Speed of Tailored Solutions

Thomas Kläusli,
AVALON Industries, CH
Everything from Sugar - 5-HMF as Key Enabler in Bio-based Chemistry - Abstract here
Alexander Krapivin,
Reverdia, NL
Biosuccinium® - Unlocking the Bio-Based Polymers of Tomorrow - Abstract here
Marcel van Berkel,
GFB Europe BV, NL
Levulinic Acid Based Super Solvents
Tim Davies,
Green Biologics, UK
A Chemical Reaction: Changing Commodities into High Value Specialty Products
Gudbrand Rødsrud, Borregaard, NO Established and New Applications for Lignin, Hemicellulose and Cellulose
Ed de Jong
Avantium Chemicals BV, NL
Renewable Chemicals into Bio-based Materials: from Lignocellulose to PEF
Christian Lenges,
DuPont, US
Enzymatic Polymerization: Biotechnology Enabled Polysaccarides & Applications - Abstract here
Nathalie Berezina,
Ynsect, FR
Insects - Novel Source of Biomaterials - Abstract here
Lars Börger,
Neste (Suisse) SA, CH
From Renewable Feedstock to Bio-based Solutions - Abstract here


Please take a look at the full programme at here. Register now at here!

Innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2017″
The prestigious innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2017″ is approaching. The advisory board’s eagerly awaited preselection of the „Top 6“ most innovative materials and products nominees will be announced very soon. All nominated companies benefit from nova’s powerful marketing campaigns ahead to the conference.

Our thanks go to InfraServ Knapsack, Sponsor of the Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2017" and our thanks go to our Bronze Sponsor NOVAMONT!

We are looking forward to meeting you at the conference.

Your nova conference team